Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-14.5)
The Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) welcome the Oregon Ducks (1-0) at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Ohio State opens this game as 14.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 63.5.
The Oregon Ducks head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Ducks played the Fresno State Bulldogs and took home the win by a score of 31-24. CJ Verdell led the offense in rushing for the Ducks with 18 carries for 74 yards (4.1 yds per attempt). Anthony Brown went 15/24 with 172 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 136.5 and ended the game with no interceptions. In the running game, the Ducks gave up 75 yds on 30 attempts, which averages out to 2.5 yards per rush surrendered. Oregon allowed 30 pass completions on 43 attempts for 298 yds, and a completion percentage of 69.8%. In the game, they ran 73 plays which converted into 358 yards. The Oregon Ducks ran the football 49 different times and amassed 186 yards, which had them averaging 3.8 yds per attempt.
The Ducks have earned 358 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Oregon has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Oregon has amassed 20 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 8 penalties for 87 yards. Offensively they average 186.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 52nd in D-1. When talking about putting points on the board, the Oregon Ducks hold an average of 31.0 points per outing.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Ducks have conceded 298 yds which has them sitting in 113th in college football. They have given up 298.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 69.8%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 373.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 88th in D-1. They are allowing 2.5 yards per rush and 75.0 yards on the ground per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 75 yards via the ground game in 1 game. The Ducks sit in 92nd in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 24.0 points per game.
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The Buckeyes head into this game 1-0 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Buckeyes got the win with a final of 45-31 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. C.J. Stroud (4 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 294 yards on 13/22 through the air while his QB rate was 222.3. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 13.4. Miyan Williams ran the football 9 times for 125 yds, walking away from the contest with 13.9 yards per carry for Ohio State. Ohio State rushed the ball for 7.7 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 201 yards on 26 attempts. The Buckeyes finished the game with a total of 495 yds on 48 plays (10.3 yards per play). The Buckeyes pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.0%, surrendering 205 yards on 14 for 25 through the air. Ohio State conceded 50 attempts on the ground for 203 yds (4.1 yards per rush).
The Ohio State Buckeyes average 495.0 yards/contest, which ranks them 30th in Division 1. The Ohio State offense has racked up 48 penalty yards on 5 violations, which has them sitting 78th in the country in terms of hurting your team. For the season thus far, the Buckeyes have compiled 294 passing yards, putting them at 34th in Division 1. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Buckeyes are sitting 20th in Division 1 holding an average of 45.0 PPG.
Ohio State has allowed a total of 203 yards rushing. They have surrendered 1 touchdown through the air as well as 205.0 yards per outing, ranking them 78th in the nation. The Buckeyes defense has taken the field for 75 plays, ranking them 109th in the nation. The Buckeyes are relinquishing 31.0 PPG, which has them sitting 105th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ducks +14.5
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